Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has six LVN schools within its city limits. Concorde Career Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a LVN program, has a total student population of 720. It is the 1149th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
LVN students from Portland schools who go on to become licensed vocational nurses, nurses, LVNs, licensed vocational nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 728,670 people working as licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $40,900. Also, Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants make on average $24,980 per year and there are about 1,438,010 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 6,970 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $27,980. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $46,920/yr and there are 1,190 employed.
Portland lies in Clackamas county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area has 993,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.15/hr average worker wage, and a $46,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.197 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 7.011/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 6 LVN schools in Portland, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Portland comes out as the most expensive ($26,906/yr) for LVN students, with Concordia University as the lowest, reported at only $18,362/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Portland|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||12.9 miles|
|The Dalles||OR||-||1||11.3829||21||71.8 miles|